Six deceptively complex wines (+1 cider for the low to no crowd) spanning the gammut that look simple but have delivered nourishment and satisfaction each and every time. The anitidote that gets me through 'damp' January
Little Pamono, Table Cider, NV - The entry cider from Little Pomona, one which captures the energy, joy, and duality of this lovely project. There's structure here and a whiff of tart bitterness that punctuates the finish, while joyful, plump apple defines the palate.
Angiolino Maule, Masieri Bianco, 2020 - Always a winner! A mid-weight white with waxy yellow fruit and heaps of herbaceousness. Our go-to with primavera dishes and perhaps a bottle we'd put in the camp of "midnight wines." ;)
Pheasents, Madlieri, 2020 - Densely packed herbs and dried flower aromas carry onto a concentrated, broad palate. A chalky finish wants for food alongside, and plants its feet firmly in the tradition of Georgian orange wines.
Kamptal Red, 2020 - A blend of moslty zweigelt and then grüner veltliner that's deeply herbaceous and fresh, with just a subtle hint of tannin. This easy-drinking, uncomplicated table red is the result of a collaborative project encouraging and enabling local farmers to convert to organic, low chemical interventionist farming. Cheers!
Domaine de Bablut, Topette á Lundi, 2020 - Herbal and bright, and with a satisfying plump and stalky mid palate. Unfussy, playful and deeply satisfying.
Cascina Luli, Umberta, 2019 - Rusticity and energy in equal measure. Limestone dominant soils grant great acidity with a violet driven nose a gentle tannins.